||Gaude G, Bagga AS, Pinto MJW, Lawande D & Naik
||Compliance in alcoholic pulmonary tubercular patients
- Role of motivation.
||LUNG INDIA 1994, 12, 111-116
Four hundred and sixty eight newly diagnosed smear-positive
pulmonary TB patients at the DTC, Goa Medical College, Goa, were
studied on standard domiciliary therapy. 240 were suffering from
alcoholism; 86.8 of non-alcoholics and 71.7 of alcoholic patients
received full drug therapy. 9.7 of the controls and 25 of the alcoholic
group defaulted. Overall default rate was 20.1 in this study. Alcoholic
patients do respond to intensive and repeated motivation and become
|KEYWORDS: COMPLIANCE, MOTIVATION; INDIA.